2016 Section Officers Leadership Seminar (SOLS)
March 29-31, 2016

SAE International Office - Warrendale Pennsylvania

As part of the support given to SAE Section Officers, we offer a bi-annual leadership training known SOLS (Section Officers Leadership Seminar). This training brings SAE Section Officers together to discuss ideas and strategies for leading a section and make valuable connections with peers from other sections.

Sessions to include:
Detailed Agenda and Session Descriptions
  • SAE Membership Team; Member Benefits, MOMENTUM and Update Magazines, Volunteering with SAE International, and Program Partner Benefits.
  • SAE Member Connection Online Community - Section Microsites Demonstration
  • Pre-Professional Development (AWIM & Collegiate Design Series) and Section Involvement
  • Facilitated Open Forum for SAE Section Officers
  • Evening Reception on a Clipper Ship with networking, speaker, and a view of Pittsburgh
  • "Generation in the Workplace" Seminar
  • Sections Company Ambassadors Program
  • Meeting/Tour with SAE International Employees around headquarters

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Hotel & Travel Information


Hampton Inn
210 Executive Dr.
Cranberry Twp 16066
Phone: 724-776-1000

Note: Hotel Reservation Link and Discounted Blocked Rooms will be available after January 1, 2016 please wait to reserve until then. Each attendee is responsible for booking and paying for their hotel room. Hotel expenses can be submitted with your expense report for reimbursement.

Travel Expenses:
Travel expenses for up to 2 SAE Section Officers will be paid by SAE International. Each section will be allotted $1,000 in travel funds per offer that attends SOLS. If expenses exceed $1,000/person, the section will be responsible for covering the remainder of the charges.

Reimbursable Travel Expenses are categorized as:
Airfare to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (*closest Airport is Pittsburgh International PIT)
Car Rental (recommended to rent a car from the airport as it's about a 45 minute drive to the hotel, and a five minute commute to SAE International from the hotel)
Mileage (*only if driving personal car to conference)
Gas for Rental Car
Travel Incidentals (parking, baggage fees, tolls)
2 Hotel Room Nights

Please contact Allison (allison.hostetler@sae.org) for additional information

The following meals will be provided while at SOLS:
  • Lunch (3/29/16) - reimbursed as part of your travel to SOLS
  • Dinner (3/29/16) - Included in conference registration
  • Breakfast (3/30/16) - Included in conference registration
  • Lunch (3/30/16) - Included in conference registration
  • Dinner (3/30/16) - Included in conference registration
  • Breakfast (3/31/16) - Included in conference registration
  • Lunch (3/31/16) - Included in conference registration

Note: Any additional expenses incurred should be submitted to your section treasurer along with original receipts for reimbursement consideration.

Travel Reimbursements after SOLS:
Each officer that attends will be required to submit a Travel Expense Form along with original receipts for payment to be processed. Please get your reimbursements into SAE International by April 30, 2016. These can be emailed or mailed to Allison Hostetler.

Questions / Staff Contacts:

Allison Hostetler - Local Activity Specialist
SAE International - Membership & Sections
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096